I'm indebted to Michelle Dawson and her most informative and at times entertaining tweets for the news that there is yet another study and paper in the works debunking the fanciful idea which originated from Baron-Cohen's Autism Research Centre, an institution that is gaining quite a reputation for silly ideas that don't pan out, that autistic people might have visual acuity comparable to birds of prey. This new paper is from Australian and Swedish researchers. Ya gotta laugh...
Visual Acuity in Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome: No Evidence for “Eagle-Eyed” Vision. Biological Psychiatry. Article in Press.
The Curious Case of the Autistics Who Don't Really See Like Eagles: a reference list in chronological order